Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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Upcoming Events

All meetings are cancelled until further notice.

The 2nd Dahlia Show & Photo Exhibition in October 2020 is CANCELED

Dear Members,

Our 2nd Dahlia Show & Photo Exhibition in October is also canceled. It was inevitable with the year we are all going through. The Wolkoff Garden has remained open and our garden director, Joe Lysik along with the garden associates and other members are always busy Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.

All are welcome to come down. Coffee & cake are provided around 11:00 am (weather permitting), however the barn is still off-limits to us.

Stay Well,

Lenny Nicolosi
Show Chairman


Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held year round, on the third Thursday of the month. Locations of our meetings vary so please check the LIDS Calendar above each month for time and location. Note the July meeting is held on a Saturday in the William Wolkoff Garden.

Most meetings provide a dahlia education session on dahlia care through the seasons and provide members an opportunity to share dahlia knowledge and obtain advice.

Meetings are open to all and are free to the public.

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Most Saturdays (and some days during the week) during the year our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Check the calendar for specifics.

Volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom time, digging up the tubers at the end of season, and preparing them for storage. Each season provides a hands-on dahlia care learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and snacks at 11:00 am.